The choice of names for a male guinea pig is almost infinite, but some good examples include Alfie, Angus, Baxter, Lurky and Max, according to Small Pet Select. A chosen name may depend upon the individual animal or upon... More » Pets & Animals Pets

Pigs can be good pets with proper care and training. Pot-bellied pigs in particular are suitable house pets, and they can be trained in the same way as dogs. More » Pets & Animals Pets

Guinea pigs kept as pets should be limited to about 1 cup of carrots once or twice a week. The major component of a guinea pig's diet should be fresh timothy hay. More »

The easiest way to tell the difference between male and female guinea pigs is by measuring the distance between the guinea pig's anus and its genitals. According to Pet Informed, a male guinea pig's genital area measures... More »

The guinea pig was domesticated from now-extinct wild species once native to South America. A wild guinea pig called the Brazilian guinea pig is still found on the continent; like the domestic guinea pig, it has a blunt ... More » Pets & Animals Pets

The annual cost of food for a guinea pig runs at least $175, as of April 2015; the cost can be higher for guinea pigs that eat more. Pellet bags cost about $15, and guinea pigs consume two to three a year. They also eat ... More » Pets & Animals Pets

The first sign of a guinea pig pregnancy is an enlarged abdominal area. The stomach does not enlarge until later in the pregnancy, so often the pregnancy isn't noticed until halfway through the gestation period More »